The show: "Rodney King" at Long Wharf Theater in new Haven
What makes it speical: A theater event as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
First impressions: Not much time to get this out but just want to tell all my theatergoing friends to check our Roger Guenveur Smith's extraordinary solo show. It's a raw, riveting look at a slice of American life -- the beating of Rodney King by members of the L.A. police which led to the L.A. riots in the early '90s and the tragic followup of this symbolic, flawed and very human being.
It's an intense theatrical epic poem; Smith compares it...